Al Asayl Show Jumping is a professional show jumping team based in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
The story starts in 2008, with a journey to France to find the three horses that began the string: Maxima 28, Oman De St Maudan & Ograaf D’Adriers. By the end of that first season we had placed in over 30 competitions, a success that can be attributed to the training and care the horses received under the management of Mr Jean Flottes and his wife Nathalie.
Al Asayl Show Jumping has moved on since its inception and the purchase of the trio. A very successful start in their first season established a solid foundation for the future of AASJ.
Al Asayl Show Jumping’s patron, Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan Al Nahyan, supported young riders by granting the use of her horses Ograaf D’Adriers and Oman de St Maudan in the FEI World Children’s Championships in 2009. This allowed UAE representative Aisha Al Shamsi to achieve success, winning a silver medal.
Over the following few years AASJ continued to progress, having their horses placed in National and International competitions throughout the UAE and in Europe.
AASJ pride themselves in breeding their own stock, carefully sourcing future talent and producing them according to their ethics. Our aim is to continue our breeding programme using our foundation mares and thus create a team of horses that can compete at an international level. The broodmares and young stock mature in Europe where they are able to grow in cooler climates, enjoying green pastures.
We at AASJ are very pleased to have this opportunity to share with you our successes, our favorite memories and our brightest hopes for the future.
We’re proud of the fact that, to date, the Al Asayl Show Jumping horses have competed in several countries beyond the United Arab Emirates: Portugal, Ireland, Belgium, Holland, Spain, France, Germany, Austria, and Norway.
As always, the Al Asayl Show Jumping team would like to express their thanks to those that have been supportive throughout it’s journey from the early days of foaling to GP level with our horses – Stal Peters, Stal Eijkhof, Stal Hendrix, MFS Studfarm, SK Showjumpers, Brian Cassidy and all those involved with the Team in the UAE, their support, and advice in reaching our goals has given us the opportunities to achieve our goals.
To combine sourcing and breeding a robust string of horses, training them according to our ethics from the very early stages to the highest level of equestrian sport, and always keeping their welfare at the forefront of our thoughts.
The horse is at the center of Al Asayl Show Jumping’s philosophy. We believe in giving the best care to our animals and building relationships of trust and respect. We hope to continue to see our horses compete confidently on both the national and international circuits, in the UAE and worldwide.